Archive for the ‘book reviews’ Category

I really struggled with this book from start to finish.

December 5, 2014

http://www.thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php?title=The_Royal_Enigma_by_Krishna_Bhatt

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Balzac Meets Naipaul in Nepal

November 26, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/review/RQQOFBEP9QJK1/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B004EYUD00&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

A literary death

June 27, 2014

Typically a British literary affair. An immigrant author given a literary prize for also making other than literary achievements. To be an activist of any cause is the death of a writer. Salman should take it as a warning of his waning as a writer. People have started writing his obituary and his books could be mentioned only as an after thought.
But he has had a windfall too, in terms of marrying slim women always taller than him, and holding them by their thin waists like a trophy, while being photographed in his bow ties and a wicked smile. He was perhaps not as ugly as people thought he was. It all evokes a sharp pang of envy, to think about his career in those terms, except his work.
But he has always been so loved one of British literary establishment. He has even won a booker of a booker. One remembers his interview to BBC, appealing the power that be at it, for one thing or another. He made some really shrewd career moves to be.
So it was a career worth learning from.

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/jun/20/salman-rushdie-wins-2014-pen-pinter-prize

Smart writing

June 22, 2014

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/689236844?book_show_action=false

Another feather

May 19, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/review/R16T6V17106YJX/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005Q8QCTY&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

Failing world

May 2, 2014

The last quarter, the US growth was flat reportedly. The Europe is in recession already. Reforms are on the hold. Bail outs of Banks is fashionable in Western democracies apart from the criticism of the low growth of China at 7%. Now the sanctions on Russia which will worsen the recession. Are people waiting for a war really, which they think might bail them out?
The world seems like failing. BBC conducted a programme the other day, where most of the Americans interviewed lamented that the USA is almost a lost case–mostly due to the current administration. Really? How can it fail under one President only? It has started to fail long back. Read ‘The Great Gatsby’. This book is more than a sad love story.
When you run out of ideas, you look the most poor. We had no writer of his class after him.

Walk the talk

April 21, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3A4JUUA7ND2BF/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B004EYUD00&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books

An unforgettable tale

December 26, 2013

http://thetroubledoyster.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-royal-enigma-unforgettable-tale_26.html#!

A window to Nepal

December 12, 2013

http://tubodeensayo-annie.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B01%3A00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B01%3A00&max-results=50

Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2013 – The Shortlist

November 11, 2013

Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2013 – The Shortlist.

It marks the end of a Literary Year. Which author missed it by a whisker you think? And for which book?